Easton Nurses Nominated for 2018 Nurse Excellence Awards


University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has announced the 56 nominees for the 2017 Nurse Excellence Awards program, set for May 7, 2018 at the Rufus M. and Loraine Hall Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College.

There are six categories in the Nurse Excellence Awards program — five awards given to individual nurses and one to the nursing staff of a unit or department. Nominations are submitted through an online process that is managed by the Nurse Excellence Awards Committee and is open to all staff throughout UM SRH.

The 24 Easton nurses honored as candidates for this year’s individual Nurse Excellence Awards are as follows: for the Commitment to Others Award – Alyssa Baker, Nancy Dail, Caren Grant, Chelsea Lewis, Chris North and Dyshekia Strawberry; for the Professional Nursing Practice Award -Robin Ford, Chanelle Lake, Dawn Ruby, Marcia Shapiro, Patricia Tindall and Keri Tucker; for the Mentorship/Advocacy Award -Amanda Alto, Thomas Bush, Mary Camper, Lee Rosendale, Madeline Steffens, Keri Tucker and Abby Weese; for the Professional Promise Award – Brian Clark, Colby Hall and Kristen Wilczenski; and for the Leadership Award – Jakisha Downing, Katherine Jones and Keri Tucker.

Two UM Shore Medical Center at Easton nursing units – the Orthopedic Center and the Neurology Unit – are among the contenders for this year’s Unit Award for Excellence in Empirical Outcomes Award

According to Ruth Ann Jones, senior vice president, Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer for UM Shore Regional Health (UM SRH), the annual nursing awards ceremony, now in its seventh year, will serve as a kick-off event for the celebration of National Nursing Week, May 7-14, 2018. “The Nurse Excellence Awards recognize nursing excellence and serve as a great tribute to our nursing staff’s hard work and commitment to our patients and also to Shore Regional Health,” Jones said.

About UM Shore Regional Health: As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,600 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers work with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

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